Dame Judi Dench Must Be Feeling Pretty Untouchable Because She’s Defending Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein

It takes a lot of balls to be the celebrity who is out there defending Kevin Spacey and Harvey Weinstein. And that’s just what Dame Judi Dench has, because she’s been out there defending Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey. At least, she’s defending their contributions to the arts.

Here’s what Dench said, via Fox News.

“What kind of agony is that? Are we going to negate 10 years at the Old Vic and everything that he did,” Dench reportedly said, referring to Spacey’s tenure at the London theater. “[H]ow wonderful he’s been in all those films? Are we just not going to see all those films that Harvey produced?”

“You cannot deny somebody a talent. You might as well never look at a Caravaggio painting. You might as well never have gone to see Noel Coward,” she added, referring to other artists who have been accused of misconduct.

She has a point. The Usual Suspects is still a great movie even if Keyser Soze was grabbing dicks left and right when he slipped into the crowd at the end. And I don’t think anyone actually thinks not watching Mallrats is going to make anyone’s life better. I mean, joyless people who hate comedy, maybe.

I mean, plenty of people would suggest never watching a Kevin Spacey again. In her dreadfully unfunny Netflix special Nanette, Hannah Gadsby tried to cancel Pablo Picasso, saying his contributions don’t matter because he had a relationship with a 17-year-old. This wasn’t just something she said in passing, either, it’s a big chunk of her act because she was an art history major. This isn’t surprising, she tells jokes like you would expect an art historian to.

The truth is, though, no one can cancel Judi Dench, she’s more powerful than any of us. So she can go out and say this. Kevin Spacey might be a dick grabber, but he was pretty universally recognized as an exceptionally talented actor. His movies certainly didn’t become s**t when we found out he sucks.

And for Harvey Weinstein, if it makes you feel better, all he did was put his name on other people’s work and sometimes cut parts out of them to make himself feel like he has a big dick.Watch those movies, it’s fine.

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3 years ago

I think speaking out on their behalf was a little too soon. I think of all the artists who where blackballed and blacklisted BY WEINSTIEN because they were EFFECTIVELY BLACKLISTED in Tinseltown because THEY WOULDN’T SLEEP WITH HIM might be SLIGHTLY OFFENDED?

3 years ago

I think what people miss is you can art and the artist are not the same thing. You don’t have to love or even like who someone is offscreen, to love what they helped create onscreen.

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